“Department of Corrections is the biggest mental health facility in our system. Something’s wrong with that picture,” said Ron Taylor, Department of Corrections commissioner.
On November 5, Exchange asked: what can Alaska’s health, court, and law enforcement agencies do to help people get treatment instead of jail time?
Many individuals and organizations in rural Alaska are taking steps to address the tragically high rates of youth depression and suicide in our region. One recent example is a leadership retreat in the community of Unalakleet. Thanks to you, we brought the story of this unique, impactful youth gathering to our listeners.
Four small businesses, three in Nome and one in Brevig Mission, to share more than $127,000 in funds from NSEDC’s Small Business Initiative grant.
After elections last week, the Bering Strait School District’s board of education will feature several familiar faces — and one new one.
After several months on the education beat, Laura is impressed with the region’s youth leaders — and their support for one another.
Dividends, board elections, and “Young Providers” awards are on the schedule for BSNC’s annual meeting, set for Saturday, Oct. 3, in Nome’s Mini Convention Center.
Irene Navarro and Charlotte “Jane” Kava are running unopposed for re-election. Aurora Johnson faces competition from Annabelle Cunningham, and Sherman Richard challenges Reggie Barr.
Fifty students gathered for a weekend of teambuilding and tackling tough issues during the annual youth leadership retreat.
In a search for the perfect place to put down roots, Emily recalls the communities she’s visited in the region over the last two months and throughout the state over the last three years.